Taoglas opens OTA test chambers for M2M antenna services

CTIA approved test chambers help Taoglas customers bring products to market quicker, cheaper and with less risk

CTIA – Florida –Taoglas Limited, the leading provider of antenna solutions to the M2M market, today officially opened two purpose-built, advanced antenna and device RF optimization test labs in the USA and Ireland. In Miramar, San Diego, Taoglas opened a CTIA-approved Howland OTA (over the air) 700Mhz to 10GHz test chamber, and in Ireland a 12 metre 450MHz to 10 GHz ETS Lindgren tapered anechoic chamber. Both facilities provide valuable services enabling M2M manufacturers, not only to design and test antenna solutions for M2M devices all with one company, but to avail of pre-certification OTA (efficiency/radiation patterns/TRP/TIS) testing for PTCRB and USA network requirements. The new M2M RF lab facility in Ireland is the only one of it’s kind in Europe and will provide the same service to M2M customers worldwide. The Irish lab also co-ordinates with European Union-funded R&D projects for LTE.

M2M manufacturers now benefit from a designated location, for antenna design and RF debug testing that cuts down on design time, increases performance of products, makes sure devices are ready for certification and maximizes chances of first-time approval with quicker time to market.

“We are intensely dedicated to our customer’s device success, no matter who they are or where they come from,” said Ronan Quinlan, Director Taoglas.

“But we know that the wireless industry never stands still – if we are to thrive in the years ahead we must keep ahead of our competitors. In 2010, Taoglas spent over 50% of profits on R&D and capital equipment upgrading. We expanded our team, and hired the best and brightest antenna engineers worldwide. In 2011 it will be the same. The new San Diego and Ireland labs allow customers to test and develop on the ground, with our top engineers, and accomplish in two days to two weeks what would take six to 12 months working alone. The end result is getting products to market quicker, cheaper, with less risk, and most importantly making our customers number one in their markets with optimized performance.” Dermot O’Shea, Director, Taoglas also commented: “We have invested in the latest 3D wireless device measurement chambers and have doubled our staff numbers across our three main locations in Ireland, Taiwan and USA. We continue to reinvest profits back into the company to purchase equipment and give customers better and quicker support and increased response time. I am personally relocating to San Diego to manage the needs of North American M2M customers and look forward to making each customer device a success in its field.”

For more information about Taoglas test and design services please contact nasales@taoglas.com

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